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Oysters, burgers, brews among new Delaware beach eats

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Forget the ocean. Many visitors come to Delaware’s coast for the beach eats— and with good reason. The concepts cover the gamut, from smashed burgers to samosas. What’s more, the culinary action is no longer confined to the beach as development continues along Route 1 and toward the inland bays. If you’re headed to the beach this summer, here …

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Opening of Grain in Trolley Square reminder of changes there

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  The opening of Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen on Wednesday, May 11, is another feather in Trolley Square’s party hat. The stretch between N. DuPont Street and N. Scott Street is a hipster hive that can hold its own against most fun hubs in the state. But it wasn’t always that way. Here’s a look at what is and …

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Le Cav, Goobers highlight Hagley’s Alfresco dining series in May

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Hagley Museum’s Alfresco dining nights on Thursdays in May will include a variety of cuisines. Photo by Kerry Harrison.   You would expect to see 19th century tools and the du Pont ancestral home and gardens at Hagley Museum and Library, the birthplace of Eleuthère IrĂ©nĂ©e du Pont’s gunpowder works. Flatbread and couscous, however, may come as a surprise. The Middle …

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Film screening part of Rehoboth museum’s storm of ’62 exhibit

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Rehoboth Beach boardwalk was destroyed as the sand was eaten away during a three-day nor’easter in 1962. Photo from the Delaware Public Archives.   On April 22, 1962, more than 2,500 people flocked to Rehoboth Beach to flaunt their Easter finery before judges — and each other. Although it was 80 degrees, the ladies vying for the best-dressed woman award …

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Middletown store illustrates continued popularity of wine boutiques

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Adventure Wine, Beer and Spirits opened in Middletown in November. Hospitality veteran Eric Tuverson dreamed of owning a business. Certainly, he has the pedigree. He spent 10 years at Le Bec-Fin, the venerable French restaurant in Philadelphia, and 22 years with Moore Brothers Wine Co. in Wilmington’s Trolley Square area. When the oenophile’s youngest son became a college senior, the timing was …

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These spots will allow you to savor spring when dining out

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Thompson Island is one of many places in or near Delaware where diners can celebrate spring.   Restaurants are gearing up for a busy spring season — Easter, Mother’s Day and grads-and-dads events are on the horizon. Menus are now full of seasonal flavor — think ramps, asparagus, fiddlehead ferns — and as the calendar flips to April, dining outside …

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Hamilton’s brings elegant fare to Newark’s Main Street

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  Hamilton’s on Main features this dining room on the front of the first floor.   For months, Newark residents and visitors impatiently waited for Hamilton’s on Main to open its doors. The anticipation grew when the restaurant hosted a private party last December, but an unexpected HVAC issue forced the hungry public to practice patience. The wait is finally over. Hamilton’s …

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Wine, dine with Italian count at Milford’s Benvenuto

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Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio   It’s not every day that Milford-area diners get to dine with a count. But on Friday, March 18, Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio will be showcasing his wines at Benvenuto, a Milford restaurant.  The count and the restaurant are a perfect pairing, said Diego Lascano, the restaurant’s wine and beverage director.  “We are a …

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Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause showcases Snuff Mill

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The Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause is take steps to make sure last year’s online gliltches won’t happen again.   It can be easier to guess Wordle on the first try than to score a table at the new Snuff Mill Restaurant, Butchery & Wine Bar in Brandywine Hundred. The intimate eatery opens reservations to the public a month in …

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2 Delaware chefs are semifinalists for James Beard Award

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  Bardea chef Antimo DiMeo, left, and William & Merry chef Bill Hoffman are nominated for best chef in the Mid-Atlantic The James Beard Foundation announced the 2022 James Beard Award semifinalists today, and two Delaware chefs, Antimo DiMeo and Bill Hoffman, made the list for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. DiMeo is executive chef and co-owner of Bardea Food + Drink in downtown Wilmington. Chef …